Grand Central Publishing
On Sale: July 17, 2018
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Humor | Mystery Amateur Sleuth
Every weekday morning, as the sun rose above Sixth
Avenue, a peerless crop of women-frames poised, behavior
polished, networks connected, and bodies generally buffed to
a high sheen-were herded by the cattle prod of their own
ambition to one particular building. They're smart, stylish,
and sophisticated, even the one found dead in her office.
When stylish Hillary Whitney dies alone in a locked,
windowless conference room at the offices of RAGE Fashion
Book, her death is initially ruled an unfortunate side
effect of the unrelenting pressure to be thin. But Hillary's
best friend and fellow RAGE editor Catherine Ono knows her
friend's dieting wasn't a capital P problem. If beauty could
kill, it'd take more than that.
When two months later, a cryptic note in Hillary's
handwriting ends up in the office of the NYPD and the case
is reopened, Det. Mark Hutton is led straight into the
glamorous world of RAGE and into the life of hot-headed and
fiercely fabulous Cat, who insists on joining the
investigation. Surrounded by a supporting cast of party
girls, Type A narcissists and half- dead socialites, Cat and
her colleague Bess Bonner are determined to solve the case
and achieve sartorial perfection. But their amateur
detective work has disastrous results, and the two ingénues
are caught in a web of drugs, sex, lies and moisturizer that
changes their lives forever.
Viciously funny, this sharp and satirical take on the
politics of women's bodies and women's work is an addictive
debut novel that dazzles with style and savoire faire.
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